The Kill Zone - Navigating toward to purity

The last post was called the Road to Purity.  Along the way, in moving toward purity, we will encounter many traps (snares and kill zones).  We need to rely heavily on the Word of God and prayer and true friendship accountability (men willing to carry each other's burdens).  When we find ourselves, in our walks, we have to understand that we do not fight against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore, put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6).  If you are like me, then you read a lot and are a very big movie buff.  I love reading about history and about our war heroes.  If you have seen any key military movies, then you quickly learn what a kill zone is:  Kill zone map  You will see a military diagram that depicts what the military will do in order to lure the enemy into this kill zone, where there usually is no hope for survival.  And this is exactly what sin will do to us if we do not move toward biblical purity and build up our defenses against evil.  No matter how strong we think we may be, we are truly kidding ourselves if we do not plan for battle and look toward our Heavenly Father for guidance.  This past Sunday, our Pastor preached on John Calvin and left us with this key message, "that we should all have one foot up" preparing ourselves for our move toward Home.  When you are in the military - you train.  When you compete athletically for any major sport - you train.  When you decide to stop mocking God and move to biblical purity - what should you do?  Come on, you know the answer - you have to Train.  Job 28: 28 says, "...The fear of the Lord - that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.  Looking at the diagram above, imagine that the arrow depicting Guerrilla Force is the "super highway" of sin (some would call that internet pornography - Kill zone  other's may call it lust, and still others may call it whatever pulls them away from walking in purity).  The point is that, in order for us to be the hunter instead of the hunted, we have to be the ones that are setting up the kill zones for the sin in our lives- that's right - don't go there men - flee from evil.  Put on the whole Armor of God (some would call this Combat Jujitsu) in which we prepare to kill the enemy in hand to hand combat.  The enemy here is the untouched sin in our lives.  1st Thessalonians 4:3-5, and verse 7 puts it this way, "It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a away that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God.  For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life." The Book of James puts it this way:  James 1:14-16, "Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.  Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full grown, gives birth to death.  Don't be deceived, my dear brothers."  Okay, so you say you need more of a visual, so below is a movie clip from Lord of the Rings (thank you YouTube).  It is King Theoden, who walked right into the snare of impurity, and you can look at him and see what sin looks like in our lives by his appearance.  As I finish setting up this scene, imagine that sin in our lives (impurity) is represented by King Theoden.  Now imagine that his "trusted" adviser is the demon in our life who tries to make us struggle.  Imagine that Gandalf and his friends our are accountability partners and his staff and sword represent truth (the Word of God and prayer in our lives).  Okay - here it is (about 7 minutes in all):